Ball State offers a wide array of programs, facilities, and services that are available to community members.

Getting to Campus

Public Transportation for Campus Visitors

The Muncie Indiana Transit System (MITS) offers convenient access to campus Monday through Saturday with two routes stopping in the heart of campus at the intersection of University Avenue and McKinley Avenue. On Saturdays, there is an additional route that stops at Riverside Avenue and McKinley Avenue. Please visit MITS’ website for route information.

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Parking Options for Campus Visitors

Office of Parking Services

L.A. Pittenger Student Center Room L-1
Muncie, Indiana 47306
Phone: 765-285-1208
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Hours: Monday–Friday
Fall and Spring: 7:30 a.m.—5 p.m.
Summer: 7:30 a.m.—4.p.m.

  • garages – The parking garages offer metered spaces at an hourly or daily rate.
  • roadside meters – Parking meters with a 45-minute time limit are available throughout campus. Check the meter head for enforcement hours.
  • visitor lots – Visitor permits are available for $5 per day anytime online or at the Office of Parking Services during normal business hours. Buy a permit.
  • after hours and weekends – During the Fall and Spring semesters, parking is available without a permit after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends, in yellow and green surface lots and after 7 p.m. in red restricted lots.
Arts & Entertainment

The Museum is one of the nation’s largest and finest university art museums, with a collection of nearly 11,000 works valued at more than $40 million. The museum is free and open to the public year-round.

Visitor Hours

  • Monday-Friday – 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday – 1:30-4:30 p.m.

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The School of Music presents more than 300 concerts, recitals, master classes, and lectures throughout the year featuring students, faculty, and noted guest artists. Most events are free and open to the public. Sensory friendly concerts are also offered. Visit the website for details.

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Summer Ensembles

Three summer ensembles are open to student and community musicians: Summer Chorus, Summer Concert Band, Summer Jazz Ensemble. Learn more.

Each year, Ball State's Department of Theatre and Dance offers audiences extraordinary plays, musicals, and dance concerts of the highest quality. Visit the website for performance details.

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This 3,500-seat auditorium with state-of-the-art sound capabilities and acoustics hosts world-class artists, entertainers, and lecturers as well as local and regional events such as graduations, concerts, and recitals. Visit the website for performance details.

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IPR is a university-owned, award-winning news and music National Public Radio affiliate. The station sponsors a number of community events and maintains a community calendar. Visit the website for details about programming.

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A PBS affiliate, WIPB-TV endeavors to educate, entertain, and engage communities through distinctive television programs and enriching educational and outreach services. Visit the website for details about programming.

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This student-run, FCC-licensed radio station broadcasts music, student radio shows, Ball State athletic games, and various high school sports from around Delaware County. Visit the website for details about programming.

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765-285-9273 (WCRD)

The University offers collegiate level sporting events throughout the year.

Most sports have no admission fees:

  • Baseball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Men’s and Women’s Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving
  • Men’s and Women’s Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Men’s Volleyball

Affordable single and season ticket options are available for:

  • Men’s Football
  • Women’s Volleyball
  • Men’s Basketball
  • Women’s Basketball

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Fans 13 and under can join Cardinal Kids Club and enjoy free admission to all athletic events, exclusive Cardinal Kids Club T-shirt and membership card, welcome letter from Charlie Cardinal, birthday announced at game, and other promotions offers.

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Ball State annually sponsors youth camps for baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming, and volleyball. Camps occur in spring, summer, and fall and are run by Ball State coaching staffs of each respective sport. View schedules and pricing online.

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Learn to Swim teaches children, ages 6 months to 13 years, everything from just being comfortable in the water, floating, coordinating arm and leg movements to learning proper breathing, the different competitive strokes, and diving. Eight-week classes are offered on Tuesdays and Saturdays each fall and spring in Ball Pool.

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Ball Pool is open to the public every Sunday (after Labor Day) during the fall and spring semesters from 6--7:30 p.m. Ball State lifeguards are on duty; waivers are required and are available online.

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Ball Pool, Outdoor Pursuit’s Rock Wall, and the Recreation Center’s Indoor Turf area can be reserved for birthday parties. Ball State Recreation Services provides the space and staff (cake and drinks are extra). View availability and pricing online.

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Cardinal Kids Camp is an on-campus interactive summer day camp for children in K-8th grade. Kids participate in swimming, sports, games, arts and crafts, and enjoy special theme weeks. Half-day, full-day, and extended-hour options are available. View schedule and pricing online.

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Located in the lower level of the L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Cardinal Lanes provides bowling, billiards, and gaming during fall and spring semesters. Special events can be scheduled outside of normal operating hours. Call for availability. 

Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 3-11 p.m.
  • Friday: 3 p.m.-12 a.m.
  • Saturday: 1 p.m.-1 a.m.
  • Sunday: noon-8 p.m.

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Outdoor Pursuits offers daily, weekend, and weekly rentals of a variety of outdoor equipment to the entire community. View available items and pricing online.

  • camping/backpacking gear
  • canoeing/kayaking/climbing equipment
  • bicycles and child trailers
  • outdoor games
  • fishing equipment
  • cross country skis, sleds, snowshoes

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Housed in a 107-year-old Ball mansion, the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center provides low- and no-cost programs, classes, seminars, and workshops in art, history, languages, literature, and writing to community members in East Central Indiana. Visit the website for calendar of events.

400 Minnetrista Boulevard

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Indiana residents may borrow materials from the University Library with a Resident/Affiliate card ($1), including books, audio books, DVDs, and access to the GIS Research and Map Collection. Visitors may also access CardCat, the library’s online catalog, with a Computer Access token card ($1). Bracken Library is open year-round. Check the website for fall, spring, and summer hours.

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Experience the night sky as you have never seen it before! The 52-foot dome immersive theater features state-of-the-art technology that combines real images from spacecraft and telescopes with advanced computer graphics. Programs are free and offered throughout the year. Visit the website for details about upcoming shows.

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Ball State offers a unique tropical environment in East Central Indiana. With nearly 2,000 orchids, the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse contains the largest university-based orchid collection in the United States and provides opportunities for education, conservation, and research. The greenhouse is open to the public for self-guided tours. For guided tours or to learn about upcoming events, visit the website.

Visitor Hours

Monday-Friday – 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Christy Woods is a 17-acre property filled with mature deciduous forest, tall-grass prairie, and other plant communities. The property is open to the public for self-guided tours during visitor hours.

Visitor Hours

Monday-Friday – 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Faculty and student teachers from the School of Music’s piano pedagogy program offer piano lessons for individuals of all ages. Email or call the coordinator of piano pedagogy for more information.

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YSOECI provides beginner, intermediate, and advanced musical experiences and education for young musicians in the East Central Indiana region. Rehearsals and classes are held on Ball State’s campus on Mondays between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. during the school year. Limited scholarships are available.

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On Saturday afternoons, children ages 6-14 with special needs learn the performing arts to explore and develop social skills. The program is a partnership between the School of Music, the Department of Theatre and Dance, Interlock: The East Central Indiana Autism Society of America, and Sibshops. Registration is available online in the fall.

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The Child Study Center is a home-licensed and accredited daycare adjacent to Ball State’s campus for ages six weeks through preschool. It provides safe, enjoyable, and educational learning experiences for children and observation, participatory, and educational experiences for Ball State students in early childhood development. Vacancies are filled in the order applications are received.

1409 and 1416 West Cardinal Street

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The center partners with local schools to provide extended enrichment activities for gifted and talented students in Indiana. They offer support for parents and teachers through workshops, seminars, and discussion groups. Contact the main office for more information.

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Ball State’s student-run dining experience serves more than 30 themed dinners each semester. Lunch options are available Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon. Dinner guests are seated between 5:30 and 6:15 p.m. Vegan, gluten-free, and allergy accommodations can be made at request. Visit their website for dinner menus and to schedule a reservation. Parking passes for the McKinley Parking Garage are available by request; submit requests to alegre@bsu.edu at least one week in advance.

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The Atrium features Chick-fil-A Express, McKinley Grille, Boar’s Head Deli, ¡Vivimos! Fresh Mexican Grill, and Papa John’s. Inside and outside dining and metered parking are available.

Hours (during Fall and Spring Semesters)

Papa John’s

  • Monday-Thursday – 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Friday – 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

¡Vivimos!:

  • Monday-Friday – 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Boar’s Head, Chick-fil-A, McKinley Grille:

  • Monday-Thursday – 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Friday – 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Art and Journalism Building (AJ)

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Many grab-and-go options are available here, including pastries, chips, sandwiches, salads, locally roasted Hubbard & Cravens coffees, artisanal teas, fresh fruit, cereals, and yogurt.

Hours (during Fall and Spring Semesters)

  • Monday-Thursday – 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Friday – 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Bracken Library (BL)

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Elliott Dining offers all-you-care-to-eat dining as well as carry-out, including vegetarian choices, grill items, custom stir-fry station, ice cream machine, and other favorites.

Hours (during Fall and Spring Semesters)

  • Monday-Friday – 7:15 a.m.-10 a.m. and 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Monday-Thursday – 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m

Elliott Dining

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Located behind the Ball State Bookstore, Jamba Juice features refreshing smoothies, juices, teas, hot oatmeal, and an assortment of baked goods and flatbreads.

Hours (during Fall and Spring Semesters)

  • Monday-Thursday – 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Friday – 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Art and Journalism Building (AJ)

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Courtside, located on the lower level, features an all-you-care-to-eat menu with hearty homestyle and vegetarian entrees as well as a salad bar, fresh veggies, and fruit. On weekends, enjoy a special brunch menu. Out of Bounds Market and Grille offers custom-made toasted subs, custom-topped burgers, fries, pizza by the slice, campus-crafted sushi, and grab-and-go fresh fruits and vegetables.

Hours (during Fall and Spring semesters)

Courtside:

  • Monday-Friday – 7-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Monday-Thursday – 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday – 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Out of Bounds:

  • Monday-Friday – 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday – 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

LaFollete Square (LA)

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*Not all food options are available at all times; view website for more detailed information. 

Noyer’s Food Mall features breakfast favorites; salad bar; grill fare; pastas; personal pizzas; homestyle comfort foods; a made-to-order deli; custom-built potato, taco, or grain/noodle bowls; and grab-n-go essentials. The Retreat is an a la carte restaurant for faculty and staff at lunch and an all-you-care-to-eat buffet for everyone at dinner, featuring home-style meals and healthy options.

Hours (during Fall and Spring Semesters)

Food Mall:

  • Monday-Friday – 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday – 8:30 a.m. –9 p.m.

Retreat Buffet:

  • Monday-Thursday – 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Noyer Center (NO)

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Quiznos offers a large selection of toasted sub sandwiches, including options with fewer than 500 calories.

Hours (during Fall and Spring Semesters)

  • Monday-Thursday – 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Friday – 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Student Recreation and Wellness Center (RC)

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The Tally features a Taco Bell, Starbucks, salad bar, grill favorites, soups and comfort foods, a create-your-own snack mix station, and grab-and-go items such as sandwiches, wraps, sushi, and fruit cups.

Hours (during Fall and Spring Semesters)

Starbucks:

  • Monday-Friday – 6:45 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday – 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Taco Bell:

  • Monday-Friday – 5 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday – 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Other Food Options:

All Week – 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

L.A. Pittenger Student Center (SC)

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Create your own custom sandwich for breakfast, lunch, or dinner in this surf-shop themed deli.

Hours (during Fall and Spring Semesters)

Monday-Friday – 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Kinghorn Hall (KI)

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Many food options are available, Della Casa (Italian Cuisine), Woody’s Grille (hamburgers, chicken tenders),

El Fire Dragon (Mongolian Grill on Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat; Mexican on Tues, Thurs, Sun), Comfort Zone (home favorites) and Deli World (custom salads, wraps, paninis).

Hours (during Fall and Spring Semesters)

  • Monday-Friday – 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday – 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Woodworth Common (WO)

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The Healthy Lifestyle Center (HLC) offers free services to help individuals in Muncie and Delaware County live healthier lives. The center, located inside the Meridian Health Services Building, does not require insurance or a physician’s referral. The HLC is operated by the Ball State University College of Health in collaboration with the IU School of Medicine-Muncie and Meridian Health Services. It is supported by a Ball Brothers Foundation grant.

Hours (summer hours through August 17)

  • Monday – 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday – 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

100 N. Tillotson Ave.

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765-288-1928, ext. 5207

The Speech-Language Clinic offers speech, language, and hearing diagnostic and therapy services for children and adults of all ages while providing students with opportunities for clinical experience (under faculty supervision). To schedule appointments, refer a patient, or obtain additional information, please call the main clinic office.

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The Audiology Clinic offers hearing diagnostic and therapy services for children and adults of all ages while providing students with opportunities for clinical experience (under faculty supervision). To schedule appointments, refer a patient, or obtain additional information, please call the main clinic office.

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For more than 20 years, the Psychoeducational Diagnostic Intervention Clinic has conducted psychological and educational assessments of individuals ages 3 and up. Services are provided by faculty and MA, EdS, and PhD student clinicians under the supervision of licensed providers. Services are available by appointment only. To request a referral packet, please call the main office.

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The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder (CASD) offers a variety of services for all ages, including a children’s summer autism camp, parent training, teacher training, employment evaluation, and research into the most effective tools to transition individuals with ASD into the workforce.

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The Counseling Practicum Clinic offers individual, couples, marriage, and family counseling services to community members in Muncie and the surrounding area. Graduate students work with clients under the supervision of licensed psychologists and counselors. Maximum cost per session is $10. To make an initial appointment, call the clinic and complete a brief telephone interview.

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Located in the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center, this program is designed for adults who can be classified as low or moderate risk for developing cardiovascular disease. Program members receive daily exercise supervision and exercise counseling, comprehensive health screening, physical fitness testing, and individualized exercise plans during the fall and spring semester. Call the program office to learn more.

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Cardinal Kids Camp (CKC) is an on-campus interactive summer day camp for children in K-8th grade. Kids participate in swimming, sports, games, arts and crafts, and enjoy special theme weeks. Half-day, full-day, and extended-hour options are available. View schedule and pricing online.

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Ball State annually sponsors youth camps for baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming, and volleyball. Camps occur in spring, summer, and fall and are run by Ball State coaching staffs of each respective sport.

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These five-day workshops for middle and high school journalism students and media advisers have been offered for more than 50 years. Student journalists, staff members, and advisers are trained in broadcast, web, news, yearbook, social media, mobile journalism, and more using cutting-edge technology. Workshop leaders include award-winning faculty and digital media professionals.

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Camp Achieve is an annual social skills autism camp for children ages 6-12. Held at Ball State, the camp develops skills such as communication, social interaction, and adaptive skills.

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High school students who have completed their sophomore or junior year spend two weeks working with Ball State professors in the R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning’s design studios, similar to the First-Year Program for Ball State freshman.

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Students grades 3-12 participate in creative workshops writing stories, poems, and essays that emphasize power of word choice, voice, organization, sentence fluency, and presentation.

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In this ten-day workshop, high school students explore the fundamentals of 2D and 3D concepts; learn basic drawing and illustration skills, play with color use and light effects, and learn how interior environments affect human behavior.

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This five-week class is offered every summer for students grades 1-6, providing math enrichment activities for children of all abilities. They are intended to promote children's interest in mathematics and to build their confidence. For Summer 2019 program information, contact Cheryl Kneubuhler.

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